March 14, 2018

Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop + Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop.  The kick off post is here.  If you are just joining us,  we will be sharing 2 quilts from the book each weekday until all 16 quilts are featured and 40+ bloggers will share their version they have made on their respective blogs.  You are in store for a treat!  And, there will be giveaways each day!

First up on Day 3 is:

Plus Surround

I was excited to find out Plus Surround was juried into the Modern Traditional category at QuiltCon 2018.  Plus Surround is made from two Carolyn Friedlander prints, one Cotton and Steel print and Kona Cotton in White for the background.  

I like this perspective when I was layering Plus Surround in preparation of quilting.

This photo by C&T really shows off the quilting.  I quilted Plus Surround with Aurifil 50 wt. in white on my Bernina.

Here is a detail of the quilting around the central plus sign.

Wait until you see the versions made by Abigail, Jen and Jayne...

➕ Abigail @ Cut & Alter

 Jayne @ Twiggy & Opal

 Jen @ A Dream and A Stitch

Next up is:

Kaleidoscope Plus

Modern Plus Sign Quilts includes two foundation paper piece patterns by Cheryl and Kaleidoscope Plus is one of them.  Isn't Kaleidoscope Plus so crisp and pretty hanging in the sun?

Kaleidoscope Plus is made from Robert Kaufman fabrics in Kona solids and screen printed Kona cotton solids (Blueberry Park) by Karen Lewis Textiles.  It was paper pieced and quilted by Cheryl.

Karen, Sandra and Yvonne have make beautiful versions of Kaleidoscope Plus, go check them out!

➕ Karen @ Run Sew Fun

 Sandra @ mmm! Quilts

 Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl

And today's giveaway is a beautiful Echino pincushion handmade by Cheryl. 

To enter, simply use the rafflecopter: (if you are reading this post via e-mail, you may need to click over to the blog for the rafflecopter box to appear below).

Giveaway runs from March 14th through 8 pm EST March 21st and is open worldwide. Note: this giveaway is the same on both Cheryl's blog and here so there is no need to enter on both blogs.

The giveaway is now over, congrats to Toni B!

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Here's the complete Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop schedule:

Monday, March 12th 
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Paige @ Quilted Blooms

Tuesday, March 13th
Soma @ Whims and Fancies
Ann @ Brown Paws Quilting
Kitty @ Night Quilter
Sophie @ Luna Lovequilts
Afton @ Quilting Mod
Shelly @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts

Wednesday, March 14th
Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal
Jen @ A Dream and a Stitch
Abigail @ Cut & Alter
Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
Sandra @ mmm! Quilts
Karen @ Run Sew Fun

Thursday, March 15th
Linda @ Flourishing Palms
Bernie @ Needle and Foot
Liz @ Savor Every Stitch
Stacey @ Stacey Day Quilts
Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
Patty @ Elm Street Quilts
Melanie @ A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog

Friday, March 16th
Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
Izzy @ Dizzy Quilts
Ruth @ Charly and Ben's Crafty Corner
Christa @ Christa Quilts

Monday, March 19th
Jessica @ Quilty Habit
Cindy @ Hyacinth Quilt Designs
Jennifer @ The Inquiring Quilter
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Tuesday, March 20th
Tish @ Tish N Wonderland
Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine
Emily @ The Darling Dogwood
Wanda @ Wanda's Life Sampler
Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good

Wednesday, March 21st
Anja @ Anja Quilts
Kate @ Smiles from Kate
Sue @ Seven Oak Street Quilts
Carole @ From my Carolina Home
Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts

Thursday, March 22nd
Debbie @ Esch House Quilts
Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts
Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Janice @ Color Creating and Quilting
Joanne @ Quilts by Joanne

Friday, March 23rd
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs
Paige @ Quilted Blooms


  1. I love the perspective photo of Plus Surround waiting to be basted, too! :)

  2. I can't believe all of the versions of Plus Surround and Kaleidoscope, they are fabulous!!

  3. Paige Congratulations again to you on this great book. It is so fun to see everyones interpretation of your patterns.

  4. Paige, today’s hoppers did a magnificent job showcasing these two quilts from your book. What a fun hop!

  5. I am enjoying this book release blog - so many beautiful versions of so many beautiful quilts. You should be proud!

  6. I had so much fun making Plus Surround! It is going to be one of those quilts that I make again and again with a different color scheme.

  7. These are both beautiful quilts!

  8. Wonderful quilts! What different & beautiful versions of these quilts! Thank you, Susan